[IPython-dev] UNC readline and ipython

Ville Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 09:29:04 EST 2006

On 1/21/06, Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> wrote:
> Gary Bishop wrote:
> > I suggest PythonReadline or some such as the name. That is what really
> > distinguishes it. It is written in python. Check out Ben Last's comments
> > about it associated with his shell Quasi. He a  ctually derived his own class
> > from it allowing him to extend its capabilities, something that is
> > impossible with the gnu readline.
> I'd then vote for
> pyreadline
> The Python naming PEP suggests all-lowercase, no-underscores names for
> packages and modules.  Since this could potentially be stdlib material in the
> future (_especially_ if they remove gnu-readline), might as well be compatible
> with their names.
> > I claim (he said knowing he wouldn't have to back it up) that I could have a
> > Linux version of Console going in less than 1 week of work and I don't know
> > curses and I'm an old guy. Some Linux hacking kid on the list should be able
> > to do it in a few hours!
> I'm sure it's doable: not my priority right now, esp. given that we still have
> readline, but it will be excellent to have the foundation.  And given how we
> have some very enterprising users on the ipython lists, maybe someone will
> pick this ball up and run with it...
> > Also, do you know about Mike Graz <mnsgraz at mnsgraz.plus.com> adding vi
> > editing mode to it? One giant merge would be the right thing to do.
> I didn't, we should probably drop him a line once the merge starts.  Ville,
> Vivian, Jorgen (our pyreadline team :): can one of you contact him and perhaps
> arrange for his patches to come through as well?
> Cheers,
> f
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